Three Year Old Killed After Being Hit by a Vehicle in Columbia

A three year old boy is dead after being hit by a vehicle in Columbia yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon.

Police say it happened in the 1300 block of Carolina Drive, when a 29 year old Columbia woman was backing into a private drive in her 2007 GMC Yukon.

The three year old boy ran into the path of the vehicle and was hit by the rear passenger side.

The boy was taken to a local emergency room, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say alcohol and drugs are not suspected in the crash.